Baton Rouge, La. – March is National Nutrition Month, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s staff dietitians are sharing tips for healthy eating, successfully dining out and watching out for fad diets.
Dietitians are part of the insurer’s in-house clinical team, which supports members dealing with long-term health needs, serious illnesses or acute injuries to help them be STRONGER THAN any disease or diagnosis.
The clinical team, which also includes nurses and social workers, offer health coaching, personalized education and assistance in setting and reaching wellness goals.
Because nutrition is an important part of health, particularly for people who have conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure that can be affected by what we eat, Blue Cross health coaches work with members on this.
In honor of National Nutrition Month, dietitians have filmed short videos on these topics:
· Healthy Eating 101
· Successfully Dining Out
· Fad Diets
To learn more about Care Management programs and services or to sign up for health coaching, visit www.bcbsla.com/Stronger. There is no cost for members to work with a health coach.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. We invest both time and money in the communities we serve, supporting the health and wellbeing of Louisianians through more than 200 charitable organizations.
With our subsidiaries, HMO Louisiana and Southern National Life, we provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to one out of four Louisiana residents.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana also provides Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans and is a partner in offering the Healthy Blue Medicaid Managed care plan. Louisiana is the only state where we operate, with offices in every major region to serve our customers.
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a tax-paying non-profit health insurer. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
To learn more, visit our website at www.bcbsla.com.